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What To Bring

Remember, less is best. A good guideline is to put everything you want to bring with you in the middle of your room. Then, put half back and start weeding out half of what’s left. Trust us, on move-in day you’ll be happy you did!

A Word of Advice
Check with your roommate(s) to decide who will bring the items noted with an * below.

…and before you run out to buy anything you might want to wait and try our Move-In Sale!

You Should Bring…

  • Bed sheets
    (mattresses are 80" long x 36" wide x 6.5" deep)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laptop computer
  • Laundry supplies
    (HE detergent, bleach, fabric softener - no need to bring coins as laundry is included in your room rate)
  • Mattress pad
  • Personal items
    (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, condoms, medicines, etc.)
  • Pillows
  • Soap and hand towels
    (KSC, like most colleges and universities, does not provide soap or paper towels in student bathrooms due to health, financial and sanitary reasons)
  • Toilet paper and bathroom cleaning supplies if you live in an area where you are responsible for cleaning your own bathroom (Holloway, One Butler Court, Pondside 3, Pondside 2, Pondside 1, Owls Nest apartments & suites, and Bushnell)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Washable comforter and/or blanket
  • Waste basket
  • Wireless card (if your computer lacks wireless capability)
Note
If you have a medical condition that requires the use of syringes, please be sure to bring a Sharp’s container.

You May Want to Bring…

  • Area rug - we suggest nothing bigger than a 10 x 10 * (Carle, Fiske, Huntress, LLC, Monadnock, and Owls Nests [first floors] are not carpeted)
  • Backpack/book bag
  • Blow dryer
  • Clothes drying rack *
  • Cups, bowls, dishes, coffee mugs, and silverware *
  • Desk supplies
    (pens, pencils, paper, paperclips, etc.)
  • Dishwashing liquid and sponge
  • Eye mask & sound machine (for sleeping)
  • Flashlight and batteries *
  • Iron and portable ironing board *
  • Laundry basket or laundry bag
  • Memo/white board for outside of door
  • Plants *
  • Posters for walls
    (we recommend Scotch Removable mounting putty (white) to hang them)
  • iPod dock or small stereo
  • Refrigerator *
    (max. 4 cubic feet, must be energy-star rated; one per double room, two for triples and quads)
  • Shower bucket
    (to carry soap, shampoo, etc., to and from bathroom)
  • Shower shoes
  • Small desk lamp and extra bulbs
    (Carle, Huntress, Holloway, LLC and Monadnock have desk lamps)
  • Snack food
  • TV * - must have QAM tuner in order to work on our cable system
    (and coaxial extension cable)
  • UL listed coffee pot *
  • UL listed fan
  • UL listed hot pot *
  • UL listed surge protector "power strip"
    (Fiske and Monadnock have multiple outlet strips)
  • Under-bed storage boxes

DO NOT Bring…

  • Pets other than FISH
    (only one ten gallon fish tank per bedroom/apartment permitted)
  • Extension cords or multi-outlet plugs that are not surge protected
  • Extra furniture, including: futons & mattresses; inflatable, stuffed or upholstered furniture; foam couches; beanbag chairs
    (these items are prohibited due to their being fire safety hazards)
  • Tapestries or fabric wall hangings of any kind
  • Large trunks or bulky luggage
    (there is no storage space available)
  • Cooking equipment
    (except those noted in the previous list)
  • Firearms, explosives, or other weapons
  • Flushable toilet wipes (they aren’t really flushable and they don’t really biodegrade)
  • Halogen and octopus/rainbow lamps
  • Hoverboards
  • Air conditioners
  • Candles or incense
  • Microwave ovens
  • Indoor or outdoor grills
  • Space heaters
  • Note: If you need to bring special furniture due to a medical condition or ADA accommodation please contact the Office of Disability Services. We will work with them to address your needs as well as those of the College.

Contact Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life & Housing Services is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Residential Life Office
603-358-2339
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

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